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Education:

Florida State University: Bachelor of Science Degree, Criminology
Lake City Community College: Associate of Science Degree, Management
Santa Fe Community College: Law Enforcement Instructor Certification
Baker County High School

Executive and Leadership Development: 
   University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute
   University of North Florida, National Sheriff’s Institute


Family and Church:

Wife: Linda
Children: Four
Grandchildren: Eight
Methodist
 
Honors and Affiliations:  

President Florida Sheriffs” Association 2007-2008
Executive Board Member of the Florida Sheriffs‘ Association
Board Member of Florida Sheriffs” Self Insurance Fund  
Executive Committee Northeast Investigative Support Center
Executive Committee, Northeast Florida HIDTA  
Florida Division of Licensing
Board Member Florida Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches                        
Macclenny Lions Club
Baker County Council on Aging
Baker County Juvenile Justice Council
Baker County Jaycees "Outstanding Young Officer" Award, 1974
Member, Governor's Council on Criminal Justice, 1974
President of Baker County Sertoma Club
Sertoman of the Year Award, 1996
Established Baker County's first alcohol and drug abuse program

 
Career:
                             
State Juvenile Probation Officer, 1972-1973
Deputy, Baker County Sheriff's Office, 1973-1976
Elected Clerk of Circuit Court, Baker County, 1976-1980
State Attorney's Office, Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1982-1996
Law Enforcement Instructor, Lake City Community College, 1984-1996                                                  
Sheriff of Baker County, 1996-Present

“ To me, being Sheriff means being in people’s lives when they need me. ”


“ Partnering with the community is not just a slogan.

It is a real part of the duties we perform each day. ”


“ It is an honor to protect and serve Baker County. It is our duty to care. ”


Joey B. Dobson, Sheriff